"A trailblazing innovator in the history of comics, Harvey Pekar revolutionized comics with his brand of autobiographical, slice of life story. Join Pekar for an intimate conversation of his work, from the early days of American Splendor, collaborating with icons like R. Crumb and Frank Stack, up through becoming an icon himself with the film version of his opus." - from the SPX program booklet. Interviewed by Mike Rhode at the Small Press Expo. Topics: Harvey Pekar, comic books, graphic novels, autobiography, Small Press Expo
Small Press Expo panel from September 12, 2010. The newspaper industry, long the home of American comicsâ first popular dedicated format, faces an existential crisis presented by the emergence and proliferation of digital media. Against all odds, artists interested in the daily strip format continue to produce work with an eye for print. Mike Rhode will discuss the present and the future of the newspaper comic strip with Marguerite Dabaie, Keith Knight, and Richard Thompson. Topics: comic strips, syndication, Keith Knight, Richard Thompson, Marguerite Dabaie, Small Press Expo,...
byJosh O'Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens of Locust Moon Press
DRAWING ON HISTORY Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Josh O'Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens of Locust Moon Press tell the fascinating story of the creation of the 2015 Eisner Award winning volume, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. In 2014, Locust Moon Press started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the volume, a tribute to master cartoonist Winsor McCay. Many of the world's finest cartoonists celebrated his masterpiece, the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, by creating... Topics: comic strips, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Small Press Expo, Locust Moon, Winsor McCay, animation
Dylan Horrocks - Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. Politics & Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20008 Dylan Horrocks is returning to Small Press Expo for the first time in over a decade. Horrocks began his diverse career with the publication of Pickle , which ran from 1993-97 published by Black Eye Press. Pickle included the serialization of Hicksville , a groundbreaking story that was collected into a graphic novel that won plaudits from... Topics: Dylan Horrocks, graphic novels, writer's block, fantasy, cartooning, New Zealand, Small Press Expo
"VISUALIZING AMERICAN SPLENDOR - Harvey Pekar's American Splendor is a seminal series in comics history. Bridging the underground comix era and the contemporary graphic novel, while pioneering the autobiographical comics form, and branching off into media, American Splendor enjoys a unique place in both the culture of comics, and the literary world at large. Along the way Pekar has worked with a tremendous body of artists to bring his life stories to light. This panel gathers Pekar and... Topics: Harvey Pekar, comic books, graphic novels, autobiography, Small Press Expo, Dean Haspiel, Josh...